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Saturday, October 6 2001 

Autum colors slideshow | Webmaster's tour - London slideshow
Former Nanty Glo man's films to premiere online next week
A Nanty Glo native's study of Johnstown's floods
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Tour dispatches, photos | Phony Nanty Glo Page protested
Someone looking for you?/Looking for Someone?| Deaths

David Caldwell's weekly roundup
of news affecting Blacklick Valley

Little Hands, Big Hearts

Our local TV station, WJAC, conducted a campaign after the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The broadcasters asked elementary students to send in letters and cards offering encouragement and condolences to the survivors and victims of the tragedy. Many schools responded with enthusiasm and imagination, including children from Blacklick Elementary School. Firemen from Nanty Glo, Gallitzin and Conemaugh Township are delivering these messages to New York City Hall. The fire fighters are also delivering $40,000 to aid the survivors of the firemen lost when the New York buildings collapsed. Most of the fire companies in Cambria and Somerset Counties worked to collect the money.

Final Week

The Ames Department Store in Ebensburg is closing this week. This closing is a double barrel blow to our community. Many will lose jobs and one less store to compete with Wal-Mart will surely mean higher prices. There is a rumor going round that the Target chain plans to open a store in Ebensburg and Johnstown. If the rumor proves true, the closing may be a blessing in disguise. Target is a larger chain than Ames and may provide better competition against Wal-Mart.

Autumn Leaves

The colorful fall foliage is appearing throughout the valley. Although many trees have taken on their fall look, the area is still at least a week away from the peak beauty. The valley just enjoyed a week of above-average temperatures with bright, sunny days.


President George W. Bush has appointed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge to head the newly created Office of Homeland Security. Lieutenant Governor Mark Schweiker now becomes our governor and state senate president; Robert Jubilire of Altoona becomes Lieutenant Governor. In a controversial move, Senator Jubilire intends to retain his post as President of the Senate while serving as Lieutenant Governor.

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More fall colors. Click the thumbprints to see the photos by Judy and Hobe Rose at Duman Lake Park and others by them and by Pat and David Caldwell in a Yahoo slideshow.

Three to grow older on (series of 12)

Amazing! You hang something in your closet for awhile and it shrinks two sizes!

Skinny people irritate me! Especially when they say things like, "You know, sometimes I just forget to eat." Now I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name, and my keys. But I've never forgotten to eat. You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat.

A friend of mine confused her valium with her birth control pills. She had 14 kids, but she doesn't really care.

Sent by Sallie Covolo

Thought for the day

May these United States flourish in pure and undefiled religion, in morality, peace, union, liberty and the enjoyment of their excellent Constitution, as long as respect, honor, and veneration shall gather around the name of Washington.

—Archbishop John Carroll, Eulogy of George Washington (1799)

Sent by Bud Macfarlane, Catholicity

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